Real Estate Cases
& Class Action Lawsuits

Click to read Anthony's welcome letter.

Welcome to RECases.com, our resource page dedicated to real estate cases and class action lawsuits in our industry. My name is Anthony Lamacchia, and I am the Broker/Owner of Lamacchia Realty, a full-service Real estate brokerage servicing most of New England and South Florida, and the owner of Crush it in Real Estate Inc., a real Estate Sales Training Company.

We built this page to organize all the information related to the different legal cases attacking our industry, and my videos against them, all in one place. You will notice that I did not speak out about these cases until the Sitzer-Burnett Case trial started in October of 2023. Reason being, I was so disgusted by what I was hearing in the media and about what was going on in the courtroom, that I felt I could no longer be silent and allow the plaintiffs side to continue to torch us Realtors in the media without me swinging back.
Since I started the videos, I have been involved in a lot of media and even a debate with Michael Ketchmark that got a bit heated, but I am happy with the results. If you scroll the page, you will see the videos, the debate and the backup information to the points I made. Please feel free to email me any of your feedback, or insights directly at Anthony@LamacchiaRealty.com.

February 16, 2004

Download the Nosalek v. MLS PIN- Statement of Interest from DOJ

MLS Pin Case - DOJ Statement of Interest

Download the Nosalek v. MLS Pin- Statement of Interest from DOJ

Watch the Realtor Commission Lawsuit Debate

Watch the riveting, virtual realtor commission lawsuit debate on HousingWire, featuring our very own Anthony Lamacchia, as he goes head to head with Michael Ketchmark, the lead plaintiff’s attorney in the landmark Sitzer/Burnett commission lawsuit. This high-stakes discussion, moderated by HousingWire’s Editor-in-Chief Sarah Wheeler, will take place on January 26th. It’s a must-see event where Anthony Lamacchia, a passionate advocate for Realtors, will confront the recent challenges and misconceptions faced by the real estate industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Anthony Lamacchia and Michael Ketchmark debate the current issues that are reshaping the world of real estate.

Articles about the debate

Attorney Michael Ketchmark in the Media

HousingWire's Ketchmark vs Lamacchia Debate Reference Materials

Searchable Missouri campaign
finance reports

American Bar Association states the attorney contingency fees accepts a fixed percentage “often one-third to 40 percent” of the recovery.

Link to Missouri Law that permits cooperative compensation between real estate brokers– this was not permitted in evidence in the Sitzer / Burnett lawsuit and the jury was not permitted to consider this important information.

American Tort Reform Association- concerned about attorney contingency fees including statement that “generally, contingency fees are one-third of the total recovery. They also state that “The contingent fee system invites abuse because it encourages lawyers with a financial interest in the outcome of a case to try meritless claims or ask for unreasonably high awards.”

Missouri Bar Association: Shelly Dreyer, former plaintiff, is the 2023-2024 President-Elect.

Missouri Independent: Investigative article regarding plaintiff attorney Michael Ketchmark’s political contributions, including reports of Attorney Ketchmark and his law firm contributing over $1 million to elected officials between 2011 and 2021.

Statement of United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on the nomination of Stephen Bough to be District Judge for the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri- Dec 15, 2014.

Judge Roseann Ketchmark, United States Court, Western District of Missouri- sister-in-law of Attorney Ketchmark’s.

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Shelly Dreyer, former plaintiff, serves on the Board of Governors with plaintiff attorney Brandon Boulware and Matthew Dameron.

RJH – Example of law firm
consulting company.

Caret Legal –
Example of legal and accounting billing software company.

Judge Bough’s Wife, Andrea Bough's Friends on Facebook

Plaintiff Attorney
Brandon Boulware
Plaintiff Attorney
Matt Dameron

Plaintiff Rhonda Burnett &
Former Plaintiff Scott Burnett

Boulware Law
Celebrating Their Win

Nomination Hearings for Judge Bough & Judge Ketchmark

At Nomination Hearing, McCaskill Praises Kansas City Native and Judicial Nominee Steve Bough

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill introduced Kansas City native Steve Bough, who was nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Senators Blunt and McCaskill Introduce Missouri Nominee to Serve on Federal Bench

At Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill introduced Missourian and United States District Judge Nominee Roseann Ketchmark to serve as the District Court Judge for the Western District of Missouri.

Realtor Advocacy in the wake of Real estate Industry Lawsuits

The Short-Sighted War on Real Estate

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A Threat to the American Way of Real Estate

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Burnett Trial Verdict

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Sitzer/Burnett Resource webpage

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ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE CASES RESOURCES

PODCASTS

ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE CASE ARTICLES

Articles in support of the current system